It has been reported that the prop weapon had a “live single round”.
According to court records, an assistant director told Alec Baldwin that the gun that killed cinematographer Helena Hutchins was safe.
Baldwin fires a prop weapon on the set of the film War, which resulted in the death of Hutchins, 42, and director Joel Souza, 48, with injuries on Thursday (October 21), officials say.
The actor later shared a statement on social media, in which he expressed “shock and sadness about the tragic accident that took the lives of our wife, mother and deeply admired colleague Helena Hutchins.”
She added: “I am fully cooperating with the police investigation into how this tragedy happened and I am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family.”
Production of the film was put on hold indefinitely to comply with the police investigation. It is reported that Baldwin voluntarily went to the sheriff’s office to make a statement. “No charges have been filed in relation to the incident,” said Juan Rios, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office.
Now, official court documents state that Assistant Director Dave Hall inadvertently handed Balvin the prop gun, indicating it was a “cool gun!” Screaming was safe. (Via BBC)
Diversity, meanwhile, reports that the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) sent an email to its membership claiming that the weapon contained a “live single round”.
A search warrant filed in a courtroom in Santa Fe, New Mexico yesterday (October 22) provided further details of the investigation. It said that Baldwin’s blood-stained dress was taken as evidence as well as a gunshot.
According to Los Angeles TimesHalf a dozen crew members got off the set War In protest of working conditions a few hours before the fatal incident. The outlet cites sources who claimed that industry-standard safety protocols – including gun inspections – were not strictly followed.
A spokesperson for Rust Movies Productions LLC made a statement in the wake of Halina Hutchins’ death, writing: “The entire cast and crew are utterly devastated by today’s tragedy, and we extend our deepest condolences to Halina’s family and loved ones.” send condolences.”